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Sunday, May 19, 2019

36th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours - ***Date Changed***

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36th Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance

Presented by Porsche of Tysons Corner

May 19th, 2019

At Nottoway Park

9601 Courthouse Rd, Vienna, VA 22181


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This year’s 36th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance will soon be upon us.  Billed as the Potomac Porsche Club’s premier annual concours and hosted along with the DC Region’s Mercedes Benz Club and BMW Club for its 36th year, this is a great time to view some of the areas nicest German automobiles.  Bring your Porsche out to the show to compete for awards and to display.  The all-day event is complete with car displays, food and merchandise vendors and followed by an awards reception.  Porsche of Tysons Corner is our new major sponsor this year and we want to thank them for their generosity and the exciting new plans for the show!

Potomac Porsche Club Concours Chairmen John Truban & Gary Sidell have chosen a diverse and highly qualified group of Judges.  The Judges will be scoring cars based on a variety of criteria to include cleanliness of the exterior, interior, engine and trunk compartments, as well as the owner’s history with the car and overall impact of the vehicle.  We do not score the undercarriage of the car.  We have designed the car classes to allow for the widest range of Porsche automobiles to compete and be shown.  We are continuing with the Modern Production Class for Cayennes, Macans and Panameras, as well as the Outlaw Class for all Porsches that have been noticeably modified from the original specifications.  In addition, we divided up the Modern 911 Class into two classes – Modern 911- 1999 to 2011 and Current 911 – 2012 to current.    

This year’s Deutsche Marque will be awarding Class Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  We will also be awarding five Grand Awards, listed below.  The Best of Marque Award will be given to the top scoring Porsche on the show field.  This winner will then compete against the Mercedes Benz and BMW recipients for The Spirit of the Marque Award – the top honor.  

Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited and this speeds up your registration process.   


Registration is located at:

Motorsport.reg – just search for events in our area.

The entry fee for the concours is $30 per car ($40 after April 30th and for on-site registration).

Registration includes one wine and cheese awards reception ticket.  Additional wine and cheese reception tickets are available at $15 each.  

 In order to allow us to plan appropriately for the number of guests, please register in advance.

There is no charge or need to register to attend the concours as a spectator.

The official website for the 36th Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance is:

Event Schedule:
8:30 AM - Field opens to show participants for placement onto the field.
9:00 AM - General admission begins.
10:00 - AM All cars whose owners wish them to be judged must be registered, and cars placed on the field.  If you would like to be judged, PLEASE have your car on the field by 10:00 AM.  We do our best to judge everyone consistently and fairly and can do this best if we have sufficient time. Thank you!
10:30 AM - Judging begins.
2:30 - 3:00 PM - After the judging is completed, scores are tallied, and winners determined, we will announce winners at the wine and cheese reception.
3:00 PM - Wine and Cheese Reception - Awards for all clubs will be presented at
the Wine and Cheese Reception.

(There is a rain date of May 19th should that be needed)

Top Trophy

The Spirit of the Deutsche Marque Concours Award – chosen by the Porsche Club, BMW Club and Mercedes Club Chairmen from the three Best of Marque winners.  Given to the top German Automobile that best exemplifies the spirit of the Deutsche Marque Concours.


Grand Awards

Best of Marque Award

Chairman’s Award

Most Significant Porsche Award

Best Design Award

People’s Choice Award


Class Awards

  1. 356 All Years

  2. Early Aircooled 911s, 912 & 914 - (1964 to 1976)

  3. Mid Aircooled 911s (1977-89)

  4. Late Aircooled 911s (1990-1998)

  5. Modern 911 (1999 - 2011)

  6. Current 911 (2012-Current)

  7. 924, 944, 968, 928

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    Modern Production (Cayenne, Macan, Panamera)

  9. Outlaw Class (For all Porsches that have been noticeably modified from original specifications)


The Judging Process


The Potomac Porsche Club encourages all members to experience a judged concours.  As a result, all participants have their car judged the same way at the Deutsche Marque.  In the past we had a wash and shine class for those who simply wanted the outside of the car looked at and not be “fully judged.” We also had a judged class that was scored on the cleanliness of the car inside and out.  We now combine the two groups to have one judged group of cars on the field.  Every car on the field will be eligible for awards, of which some are not based on cleanliness at all, such as the Best Design Award, People’s Choice, Chairman’s Award and Most Significant Porsche Award. 

We recognize that while some feel their car is not prepared to compete amongst other cars that are freshly restored or kept in an air-tight bubble, this competition is designed for all Porsche owners to have fun displaying their car alongside their fellow Porsche Club members and enjoy the Concours experience.  The cost is the same for everyone, so why not get the full experience.

The process for the judging will work as follows:

  1. At 10:30 am the judging will begin.There will be more than one judging team so be prepared near your car as the judges come around.

  2. The team of judges will arrive at your vehicle and introduce themselves.

  3. They will ask you to briefly tell them about your Porsche.This is your opportunity to tell the judges about the history of your car, what is special about it or any modifications you have made.

  4. They will then walk around the vehicle and look at the outside of the vehicle.They will be looking at everything that is visible to the eye.They will not be looking under the car or in wheel wells.

  5. They will then ask the owner to open the doors, trunk and engine compartments.They will walk around inspecting each of those areas.

  6. If your vehicle is a convertible, you may display it with the top up or down.However, if the top is down the judges will ask for the top to be raised momentarily during judging so that it may be inspected.

  7. The judges will then ask the owner to close all of the compartments and doors.

  8. The judges will deliberate to the side away from the car.

  9. After scoring the vehicle the judges will thank the owner and move to the next vehicle.



The 36th Annual Deutsche Marque Concours will be an exciting time to bring your Porsche out and meet new friends and learn new things.


Judges Announced


Concours Chairman – John Truban Jr. 

John has been a PCA member for 19 years and is the owner of Truban Motor Company, along with his wife Charlene, which specializes in vintage Porsche sales.  They attend many regional and national Concours and have had the privilege of showing and competing at the Porsche Parade, Pinehurst, Hilton Head, Greenwich and the Inn at St. John’s.  They currently own a variety of Porsches including a 1957 356 A Coupe, 1972 Porsche 911S, 1989 Speedster and a 2018 GT2 RS.


Concours Vice-Chair – Gary Sidell

Gary has been an owner of 8 Porsches since 1971.  Starting with a bright Tangerine 914, he progressed through another 914, graduated to a 2003 Targa, three 2009 Boxsters and currently has a 2015 Targa and 1975 914.  Having retired a few years ago as a full-time attorney with a litigation practice, he is currently the Potomac Region’s “legal officer.”


Chief Judge – Ron Gordon

Ron Gordon has been involved with Porsche Club since 1983.  His first Porsche was a 1983 944, which he campaigned nationally.  He has been awarded Class Awards at the Porsche Parade, Best of Marques at the Deutsche Marque Concours in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  He also won an Amelia Award at the 2000 Amelia Island Concours.  He has previously held the positions of Potomac Concours Chair and Deutsche Marque Concours Chair.  He was the National Parade Concours Co-Chair from 2013-2015.  He is the current National Parade Chair and Chesapeake Concours Co-Chair.  He has held the position of Werks Reunion Head Judge for Monterey in 2015 and 2016.    



Darryl Nichols

Darryl caught the Porsche bug at an early age.   After moving to the Northern Virginia area to attend college for Engineering, he began to "wash and wax" cars for employees of the school during a summer mail room job.  After leaving the audio/video engineering field, Odds and Ends Detailing was founded in 2010; an Adam's Polishes dealership since 2011.  Today, it's a full time shop that offers full service cleaning and rejuvenation, as well as retail sales.   The shop also sponsors many of the local clubs and supports quite a few charity events throughout each year.  Darryl is a 10 year PCA member and has owned many Porsches throughout the past 15.  Currently, there's a 1999 911 Cabriolet and a 2006 Cayman S.




Dan Rowzie


Dan Rowzie has served the Porsche Club in many capacities.  He held the position of Potomac President in 1969, Zone Representative, National PR Chairman and National Treasurer of the PCA.  He has attended many Porsche Parades and competed in the 69, 70, 71 and 72 Porsche Parades.  Dan Rowzie has had the privilege of personally owning and enjoying a 550 Spyder, 1958 356 GT Speedster, 1959 356 GS Coupe, 904, the 1973 911 RSR that won at Sebring and many other special Porsches.  Dan participated in the 1975 Cannonball Run. 


Barry Deuel

Barry Deuel has owned numerous Porsches over the last quarter of a century and managed many complete restorations.  An owner of four 356 B & C Coupes, a 1960 Roadster and a 1958 Speedster, as well as numerous early 911’s, Mr. Deuel has a wide range of experience with Porsche.  Barry has assisted the Concours Committee with numerous events such as the European Festival, Gathering of the Faithful and past Deutsche Marque Concours.  Another interesting fact is that Mr. Deuel has owned 11 different Volkswagen GTI’s since their inception.   


Lewis Hauser

Mr. Hauser is nationally recognized for the highest quality restorations of 356’s and early 911’s that have won prestigious awards at the highest level of competition in the United States.  He completed the restoration of the 1951 Porsche 356 Coupe that sold for more than $1,000,000 at auction, after it having won multiple 1st Place trophies.  Lewis is a 30 year PCA member and owner of a 1958 Speedster, a 1955 Porsche 356 that attended the First Porsche Parade, as well as numerous other Porsches.


Bruce Bade

A PCA member in Los Angeles in the 1960’s, and later rejoining the PCA in 1999 after an absence while living overseas.  Mr. Bade has been a Porsche Owner’s Group (POG) member since 1999.  Bruce and his wife, Ginger, have owned a 356A coupe since 1967 and have accumulated a 1987 928S4 (since 1998), a 1995 928 GTS (since 2009), and a 2007 997 Turbo (since 2013).  The 928 GTS was awarded a First in Class at the 2013 Traverse City Parade Concours and a 2nd in Class at the inaugural East Coast Werks Reunion.  Bruce Bade has judged numerous shows.


Doug Ehmann

Doug has been a member of the PCA-Chesapeake Region for over twenty years.  He is currently serving as a co-chair for the Concours Committee, and he is the Sunshine Chairman.  He has also been the Tech Chairman.  He owns a 1984 Porsche 911 coupe, and he has owned cars a variety of other cars from other manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari, Chevrolet, and Amphicar.  He is in the final stages of restoring and reassembling a Jaguar E-Type/XKE, which was taken apart by the previous owner forty-two years ago and left in a heap.  Doug has an auto appraisal business,, valuing cars for insurance, buying, selling, estate, loan, and accident diminished value purposes.


Glenn Cowan

Glenn has been the co-editor of the der Vorganger magazine, the Potomac Porsche Club Region’s publication, for the past 6 years.  As Publisher of the Potomac PCA magazine he is also responsible for budget management and the varied interests and concerns of our many advertisers and editorial supporters.  Glenn has been a Porsche owner going back to a 924 Turbo followed by a 944 Turbo, two 993 Cabs, 2 Boxsters and currently a 911 Targa 4S.  Since joining PCA nearly 30 years ago, he has participated actively in Autocross, HPDC, Rallies and Drive and Dines.


Tom Neel

Tom Neel has deep automotive background, notably servicing the Norman Silver collection of Ferraris in the 1970’s, while also working as a Top Fuel funny car mechanic. His automotive time also included automotive painting, customization and National Sales Manager of Rancho Suspension in the 1980’s. For the last 30 years he has been a very successful fine artist, his paintings in collections from Lockheed Martin to golf legend Jack Nicklaus. Tom has also been an award winning fine scale model builder with his largest collection found at Ferrari of Washington. Tom has has owned a 2015 Carrera, 2016 GT4 and 2017 Macan S with more on the way.  He is both a contributing writer for the PCA and PCA Potomac Region’s der Vorganger Magazine, with nearly 30 feature articles and now 7 covers to his credit.


Hank Weil

Hank first became a PCA member in 1969 with a 1958 356 Normal coupe.  Hank has been an active member of the Chicago Region and now the Shenandoah Region.  Hank has served as Shenandoah Membership Chairman and is currently the Past President of the Shenandoah Region.  Hank’s wife, Jolly is a Potomac Region member.  Hank served 7 years as the Chicago Region Concours Co-Chairman.  He was a presenter in the Chicago Region Concours Judges and Concours Preparation Schools.  He has chaired the Heritage & Historic Displays for the Parade’s at St. Charles in 2010 and the 60th Parade in 2015 at French Lick.   Hank has attended 13 Parades and has been a Concours Judge for three Porsche Parades.  Hank and Jolly were the 2013 Chicago Region Concours Overall winners and were the first to have received 1st place in the five Region Concours that year.  He took 1st place in the Full Preparation Division at French Lick in 2015, 2nd place Full Preparation Division at Traverse City in 2013 and 2nd place in Full Preparation Division in St. Charles in 2010.  He currently owns a 1994 Speedster and a 1985 911 M491 Coupe.


Ellen Beck

A 26-year member of PCA in North Country Region and Chesapeake Region, and has served as Region President, VP, Membership Chair, and DE Chief Driving Instructor, in addition to National roles as Drivers Education Committee and Instructor Trainer, Parade Gimmick Rally Chair, Parade Concours Judge, Parade Art Show Chair and former National Historian.  Ellen has been a PCA Parade, Zone and Region Concours Judge for over 10 years, and with her husband Bob, has campaigned at various Parades their 1970 914-6, 1979 924 Sebring Edition, 1976 912E and 2004 996 40th Anniversary Edition.  Also a member of BMWCCA, Ellen has exhibited her parents’ one owner original 1976 2002.


Bob Gutjahr

A member of the Porsche Club of America for 40 years and the 356 Registry for 35 years.   He has served on the PCA National Staff since 1990 as RegionFocus Editor and since 2011 as National Policy Chair.  He was Co-Chair of the 50th Porsche Parade at Hershey in 2005 and Co-Chair with his wife Ellen Beck for the 75th Porsche 356 Registry Holiday in 2018 at Ocean City, New Jersey.   Bob has been a PCA Parade Concurs judge for seven years, and has campaigned a 914-6, a 924, a 912E in Preservation Class, and a 996 40th Anniversary Edition in the Street Class at Parade.


Donna Brandt

Donna Brandt first joined PCA, Potomac Region in 1969 and at one time held the position of Secretary and was a member of the autocross committee. She currently is a member of Chesapeake Region and a dual of Potomac Region. She has held the position of Secretary and currently holds the position of Concours Co-Chairperson, Social Chairperson and After Holiday Party Chairperson for Chesapeake Region. She has judged Concours both locally for Chesapeake and Potomac Regions as well as nationally at Porsche Parades.

Donna’s passion for Porsches started with her purchase of a 1954 pre-A Cabriolet. She followed with the purchase of a 1963 356B Cabriolet, a 1965 356 SC, a 1968 911 Soft window Targa which she still owns, a 1997 Carrera 4S, and a 1998 Carrera 4S which she still owns and competes in autocrosses and Concours.

Her passion for the Porsche marque and what PCA has to offer has led her to DE events at Summit Point, Autocrossing, Rallies, Concours D’ Elegance, as well as attendance at multiple PCA Porsche Parades.



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